Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Dec. 10
By angelamontana

Posted: November 23, 2018

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Monday, Dec. 10, at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The commission meeting starts at 8 a.m. and will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at

Agenda items include:

  • A renewal of the Avista Cooperative Use Agreement
  • Clarification on use of UAVs (drones)
  • Clarification on Motion Tracking Devices
  • Draft Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide, 2019-2027 (also referred to as the Statewide Fisheries Management Plan)
  • Fishing Access Site/Wildlife Management Area Draft Biennial Commercial Fee Rule
  • Madison River and Varney Bridge Fishing Access Site Temporary Closure Rule
  • Stevensville Bridge Fishing Access Site Easement Acquisition and Development Region 2
  • Big Creek Instream Flow Water Rights Lease Renewal Region 3
  • Fishing Access Site Biennial Rule
  • Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Appointments Region 3
  • Wildlife Management Area and Fish Conservation Area Biennial Public Use Rules
  • Haggin Wildlife Management Area addition
  • Thompson-Fisher Conservation Easement Amendment to resolve encroachment issue
  • 2019 Region 5 Mule Deer Season Changes in Hunting Districts 502, 510, 520, 575
  • 2019 Elk Hunting Regulations in Hunting Districts with performance-based shoulder seasons
  • New Rule: Grizzly Bear Demographic Objectives for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem
  • Petition to eliminate big horn sheep license 330-10 and review Big Horn Sheep Conservation Strategy – Gallatin Wildlife Association

FWP ensures its meetings are fully accessible to those with special needs. To request arrangements, call FWP at 406-444-3186.

For the full agenda, go to the FWP website at; under “Quick Links” click “Commission.” FWP’s website offers live streamed audio of each F&W commission meeting. The public can also view a live television feed of the meeting at FWP regional offices. FWP Headquarters is located at 1420 E. 6th Avenue, Helena.

(Via MT FWP)

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